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About the Founder » Healthy Heritage Movement

A Health Education & Advocacy Nonprofit Organization
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About the Founder

PHYLLIS Y. CLARK

A lifelong health advocate, Phyllis Clark is the Founder and CEO of The Healthy Heritage Movement, Inc. (HHM). Losing her mother to cancer at such a young age, Phyllis is fiercely committed to the fight against cancer, which is also the number one killer of African-Americans.

As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS) since 2003, Phyllis is the past Chairperson for the African-American Outreach Committee for the Desert Sierra Region, the past Lead Legislative Ambassador for Congressional District 44, Co-Chair for the California Africa American/Black Team, and a member of the Region’s Cancer Leadership Council. Because of her dedication, the American Cancer Society awarded Phyllis the prestigious Harold P. Freeman and Volunteer of the Year awards in 2007.

Phyllis is also a member of the African-American Health Institute Inc. of San Bernardino (AAHI), the Riverside Community Diabetes Collaborative (RCDC), the Access to Care Forum, the Network for a Healthy California, the Southern California Donate Life Network, and the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT). She is also a past Board Member of the Komen for the Cure Inland Empire Affiliate.

Phyllis has made a lifelong commitment to giving back to the community and to saving lives. As the Events Manager for a community blood center, she helped promote the importance of donating blood and bone marrow. She developed the Blood of the Martyrs Annual Blood Drive, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive, celebrating African-American Heritage Month; and Southwest Airlines’ Flight for Life Blood Drive. Through these partnerships, Phyllis has solidified the blood center’s place as a lifesaving partner in the treatment of area patients in need. She also developed and managed the Breast Health Awareness Program for six different Nordstrom stores in Orange County.

Aside from operating her nonprofit, Phyllis Clark is a marketing consultant specializing in connecting brands, causes, and communities. As a Cause Marketer and Event Strategist, she has managed events for the City of Hope, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Image Consultant International, Brothers and Sisters in Action, Nordstrom, Les Brown Enterprises, several nonprofits and more. She works diligently to find corporations that want to work with nonprofit corporations to develop a cause marketing partnership that will be mutually beneficial. Currently, she also is an adjunct Fashion Marketing professor at the Art Institute of California.

Phyllis is a graduate of the University Of Redlands School Of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and has her Masters in Business Administration from Argosy University.

Phyllis loves spending time with her sons and grandson and enjoys being with her extended family. She spends her free time in church, swimming, and enjoying music, museums, and the live theater.

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